Psychics Nobelist Thinks Black Holes Are Left From Previous Universes

Sir Roger Penrose, a mathematical physicist from the University of Oxford, won a Nobel Prize earlier this October for a lifetime of work studying black holes. While his theory about the formation of the universe is provocative and rather controversial, he’s got some serious evidence.

Physics Nobelist Sir Roger Penrose on black holes
Psychics Nobelist Thinks Black Holes Are Left From Previous Universes

Penrose’s Black Holes & Universe Theory

According to the Nobel Prize winner, the Big Bang didn’t mark the beginning of the universe as we know it, it merely started the next iteration of our universe. In his theory, known as conformal cyclic cosmology, our current conception of the universe is just one of a series of infinite universes that came before it, and which will come after as well.

What Does the Theory Have to Do With Black Holes?

Unlike other famous theories, which lack any observation evidence (the string theory including), Penrose’s theory provides some evidence in observations of the cosmic background radiation and namely, the average background temperature of the entire night sky.

Cosmic microwave background image
Psychics Nobelist Thinks Black Holes Are Left From Previous Universes

We can see remnant heat from the Big Bang and differentiate bright patches across the sky. According to Sir Roger Penrose, some of those bright spots are radiation emanations from ancient black holes that predate our current universe.

About Penrose’s Nobel Prize

It’s important to mention that Sir Roger Penrose wasn’t awarded because of his theory of conformal cyclic cosmology. He’s primarily awarded for his work and discoveries about black holes.

sucking energy from a black hole
Psychics Nobelist Thinks Black Holes Are Left From Previous Universes

Albert Einstein wrote a paper in Annals of Mathematics in 1939, doubting that black holes exist in nature. What Roger Penrose did was demonstrate that black holes are a robust prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and in doing so, invented a new mathematical tool to depict spacetimes now called Penrose diagrams. Not only that, but he also showed that it is possible to extract energy from a spinning black hole as if it was a flywheel.